Interested in Reserving a Tour
Are you planning to visit Paterson Great Falls this winter? If so, plan ahead and make a reservation in advance for the free orientation tour - A Stroll Through History. More »
Mary Ellen Kramer Park Closure Announcement from the City of Paterson
Due to landscape improvement project, Mary Ellen Kramer Park, landing & footbridge will be closed on November 4, 2013. The project may be completed by end of 2014. Reservations for NPS programs will still be taken. Falls can be viewed from Overlook Park
Operating Hours & Seasons
As a new national park, Paterson Great Falls is in the process of developing tours and other programs. We offer an introductory tour, you are welcome to view the Falls from Overlook Park and Mary Ellen Kramer Park, and walk around the Historic District.
The outdoor areas of the park are open year-round.
Other areas include the Great Falls Historic District Cultural Center and the Paterson Museum, a partner site of the National Park Service that is operated by the City of Paterson.
The Paterson Museum, at 2 Market Street, is open Tuesday - Friday, 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m., and Saturday - Sunday, 12:30p.m. - 4:30p.m. The museum is closed Mondays and holidays. For more information about the museum, you can contact them at (973) 321-1260 or visit them at their website.
Did You Know?
Alexander Hamilton, founder of Paterson, faced great opposition to his ideas for an industrial America? Many government leaders, including Thomas Jefferson, believed the new nation should base its economy, and could grow powerful, through agriculture – growing what it needed and selling the surplus.